Art Journal sketching is liberating, I have no rules, truly no cares about rules. There are no rules in my book I can do whatever I want, really. I have learned that I can reuse a page I ruined, or a page I used to teach someone at my store how to use a certain product or combine a technique. I was trying to explain to a friend what goes behind one of my drawings.
This is the end product but here's what happened first. I used my Colorburst to show a client how to use them with a stencil. These are the Caribbean Brights and like the name says they're bright and potent. I'm using orchid, chartreuse and turquoise over a TCW Rebekah Meier stencil (confession about fave designers). Maybe it's her textile background but I have quite a collection of her stencils and I treasure each and every one!
This one is Called I think, be in love, it makes for nice sunglasses too( look at my Instagram page @milagroscrivera) the purple blob on the right was made by showing her that if you leave a bit of Colorburst overnight in your palette it can still be used after activating it with water!
Then I sketch over that page that had no other purpose in life right!
It's a basic pencil drawing, I'm no expert here I just like repurposing color and experiment with what I already have!
I seal my underplay with clear gesso, (that's why you see a change of intensity in the color and why it runs, )otherwise it will activate with water again and I can't add more layers and over it I pick certain spots to draw over with a stabilo pencil
Then I use my waterbrush to melt those stabilo traces and give some contours to the face and movement to the hair
On the final stage I refine the eyes and pick my Rebekah Meier stencils again to add details and texture with black modeling paste! This time I realized the one I like using to contour my hair rounded up the shoulders too!
So there you have it, that's what happens in my no rules journal, hope you enjoyed the process!